here is Obama, (transcript below) bringing up chain-of-fools CPI in his Meet The Press event, noting he brought it up to goopers before, but not saying he is going to offer it again.

shiny bauble, dangled before the goopers to see what they will offer in trade. higher estate taxes?

Is it possible that OB and the Democrats will walk away from chain cpi?
how do you call yourself a human being, let alone a Democrat, but go ahead and cut estate taxes, leave preferences for income from stocks and bonds, but cut Social Security?

 

 

 

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

What I’ve said is I am prepared to do everything I can to make sure that
Medicare and Social Security are there, not just for this generation
but for future generations.

DAVID GREGORY:
You’ve got to talk tough to seniors–

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:
But–

DAVID GREGORY:
–don’t you about this? And say, something’s got to give?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:
–but I already have, David, as you know, one of the proposals we made
was something called Chain CPI, which sounds real technical but
basically makes an adjustment in terms of how inflation is calculated on
Social Security. Highly unpopular among Democrats. Not something
supported by AARP. But in pursuit of strengthening Social Security for
the long-term I’m willing to make those decisions.

What I’m not willing to do is to have the entire burden of deficit
reduction rest on the shoulders of seniors, making students pay higher
student loan rates, ruining our capacity to invest in things like basic
research that help our economy grow. Those are the things that I’m not
willing to do. And so–